Inaugural Future Leaders Program to Give Diverse College Students a Taste of MBA Experience

The first Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program will convene at Stanford Graduate School of Business, August 11-14, 2016.

March 21, 2016

 

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MBA Future Leaders Program aims to increase the breadth of backgrounds and perspectives in the Stanford GSB.

The inaugural Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program introduces college students from diverse backgrounds to an MBA education and to post-MBA career opportunities.

The three-day residential event, to be held on-campus at Stanford Graduate School of Business, aims to increase the breadth of backgrounds and perspectives in the business school. Designed for college sophomores entering their junior year, from broadly-defined diverse communities and backgrounds, the program is especially appropriate for U.S. citizens or permanent residents from non-business related majors such as science, technology, engineering, art, and math; who are African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or LGBTQ; who are first-generation college students; who are Pell Grant-eligible students; and who have other work and life experiences that may add a distinct perspective.

The program will include a class immersion experience with opportunities to dive into a case study and examine an actual business issue; a hands-on design thinking exercise; a career design workshop; company visits to learn about career opportunities in a variety of industries; and an MBA bootcamp to learn about the admissions process.

Made possible by the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, the program covers all transportation costs to attend, as well as lodging and food during the program.

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